Find out all you need to know about Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian Gold Medalist and world 100M hurdles record holder.
Here is everything to know about Tobi Amusan Biography, Age, Family, State of Origin and Networth.
Who is Tobi Amusan?
Tobi Amusan is a Nigerian athlete and world 100m hurdles record holder. Recently became the first Nigerian to win gold in the history of the World Athletics Championships.
Tobi Amusan Age
She was born on April 23, 1997. She is 25 years old.
Tobi Amusan Nationality
Tobi Amusan’s nationality is Nigerian.
State of Origin
She was born and bred in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, where she spent most of her childhood.
After completing her secondary school education at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode in Nigeria, she proceeded to study at the University of Texas El Paso where she bagged an undergraduate degree.
Tobi Amusan World Athletics Championship Win
Winning the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in 2022 is great news for Nigerians. Most especially, as it happens to be the first gold medal to be won in that category in the history of the country. Thanks to Tobi Amusan for representing Nigeria and also shinning spotlight on her country.
As one could imagine, the win did not come easily. It was a lot of effort that went in to defeating other athletes from other countries.
Tobi Amusan became the World 100m hurdles holder after obliterating her semi-finals mark of 12.12s world record time by finishing with a superb 12.06s in the final.
In the Semis, Amusan proved that she is one to watch out for by breaking Kenny Harrison’s record with 12.12s record time. Obviously, Amusan went into the race knowing whom she had to contend with.
For instance, Kenny Harrison ran the season’s best, and so also is Danielle Williams while Sidney set a national record. Interestingly, Tobi Amusan went head up high and lapped through the hurdles as the first athlete to ever do the event.
In just 12.12s she chased the gold medal and also chased the world record. It however amazes us more how she broke her own record in the finals with a +2.5 wind-assisted 12.06 follow-up.
While Kenny Harrison couldn’t believe her eyes, her Jamaica counterpart, Danielle Williams was the first to congratulate her.
She becomes the first Nigerian to win gold in the history of the world competition after destroying a strong field in the final. This victory piles up with the nine medals that had already been won in the Championships at Eugene, Oregon.
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The Moment Tobi Amusan Held the Title
The moment Tobi Amos Until was crowned the holder of the World Athletics Championship 100m hurdles will be remembered for a long time.
It was a very emotional moment for the Nigerian-born athlete. Much more so when her world record was celebrated in style with Nigeria’s National anthem, Amusan Tobi could bit help but shed tears of joy.
Meanwhile, just when she caught glimpse of the clock after crossing the last hurdle, her expression was all joy.
Tobi Amusan Former Records
Tobi Amusan’s smashing record at the World Athletics Championships is however, not the first that the Nigerian sprinter has in the bag. For the record, Amusan has been in the game since 2013, when she finished 3rd in the African Youth Championships held at Warri Nigeria.
Below is the career history and the competitions Tobi Amusan has participated in.
- 2022 African Championships Port Louis, Mauritius 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 4th 100 m hurdles
- 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 12th (h) 4 × 100 m relay
- 2019 African Games Rabat, Morocco 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 100 m hurdles
- 2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 7th 60 m hurdles
- 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 3rd 4 × 100 m relay
- 2018 African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2018 African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 1st 4 × 100 m relay
- 2018 Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic 5th 100 m hurdles
- 2018 Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic — 4 × 100 m relay
- 2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 14th (sf) 100 m hurdles
- 2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th 100 m hurdles
- 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th (sf) 100 m hurdles
- 2015 African Junior Championships Addis Ababa 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 1st 100 m hurdles
- 2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States — 100 m hurdles
- 2014 African Youth Games Gaborone, Botswana 2nd 100 m hurdles
- 2013 African Youth Championships Warri, Nigeria 2nd 100 m hurdles
- 2013 African Youth Championships Warri, Nigeria 3rd Long jump
Given the above, it can only be perfect for Amusan to coast home the victory at the World Athletics Championship 2022.
Though Tobi Amusan does not flaunt her wealth on social media, multiple online sources have disclosed that she is one of the richest athletes in Nigeria, with a rough estimate of $2 million.
That is all you need to know about Tobi Amusan World Athletics Championship win, her age, family, biography and net worth.